do I make time for coaching during the dissertation process?
I don't, there is a sense of work, drudgery, and endless detail that takes
over the purpose, brilliancing and core expression that Dr. Sally can pull out
of me in 60 minutes.
- When I don't, the authentic voices
of my participant teachers, and what is core to their multicultural work begins
to blur into frames of methodologies and the tortured contortions of a new researcher
working in someone else's mental maps. Dr. Sally can make the contortions visible,
use lasered questions to find the way for my own mental maps to emerge, and keep
the methodological track in its own clarity without interfering with the live
data and voices of the teachers.
- When I do, the focus and
magic of creating, of finding what is important to say, and of reading the work
of those setting foundations in the field before me, are all integrated.
I do, the holographs of my future self as a researcher and teacher (that we
clearly draw from my core as where I am going with this work) - become the daily
experience of balance and health while writing.
I do, the holographs of my future self as a researcher and teacher (that we clearly
draw from my core as where I am going with this work) - become the daily experience
of balance and health while writing.
Dr. Sally is the lighthouse
beacon slowly turning to illuminate where my shadows have started to cover the
tides and rhythms of this lengthy dissertations process.
she is the foghorn that interrupts my course when I am heading for the rocks.
She has even been the
night watchman searching through the wreckage with me to salvage what is needed
to continue on.
our years together, I have always known I could walk in the light with her, or
stumble around on the rocky coast by myself.
Sally reminds me of the RCMP icebreakers -- the toughest (and smallest) ships
in the Canadian fleet. She always finds the seam in the ice that will let the
light through and show the way for opening frozen, dense energy systems that I
hardly know are there. Thank you, dear partner in the journey for all the breakthroughs.
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